Module 5 - Points to Ponder
Please share your comments on 2 of the following Points to Ponder questions. (Choose 2 of the questions below.)
What are the principal advantages of using a single building information model of the existing conditions as the foundation for modeling proposed additions or renovations?
- Why not create a separate model for the new proposed design?
What sort of complexities are introduced when you construct a building complex in phases?
- What happens at the interfaces between the buildings as the phases advance?
- How can you plan and prepare for these complexities as your create your initial building model?
What are the principal advantages of using a single building information model of the existing conditions as the foundation for modeling several proposed design alternatives for a portion of the building?
- Using a single building model allows us to store multiple design alternatives in the same file, and rapidly switch between them for comparison. We can also very easily make views of the different designs just by making an edit in the graphics window. Using a single model would make it much more difficult to compare the design alternatives, as we would have to change the design itself if, for example, a stakeholder kept changing their mind on their preference.
In your project, which features of the proposed design did you choose to model as design alternatives?
- I chose to modify the roof structure and some of the furniture placement. I modelled the alternative roof design because the roof is often a very important and striking part of the structure, in this case I wanted to showcase the difference between a roof that matched the one of the original building, and one that was different. I chose to highlight the difference between some of the furniture placement to demonstrate the modularity of the cafe space on the top floor, and how it could function as a primarily indoor or outdoor space as necessary.